BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Commission and Green Team have reached their target number of responders to the Green Community Challenge Pledge. A total of 285 residents have responded to the pledge, exceeding the goal of 241 to qualify for Sustainable Jersey points. 

The Green Team would like to thank everyone who took part in the pledge and helped spread the word. Members want to see how residents are implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.  Residents are welcome to share how they have been doing as far as following through on the challenge by submitting photos or comments to bhenvironmentalcommission@gmail.com or by directly messaging the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission Facebook page. 

The Green Team is not just going to stop here now that the pledges are submitted. Members will use the results from the survey to inform future Environmental Commission projects. For example, knowing that a group of residents are interested in composting food at home means that we should look into offering education and information on how to do so.

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This achievement brings the Green Team one step closer to achieving Sustainable Jersey Silver certification, making it known that Berkeley Heights is committed to sustainability and giving the town a better chance at grant opportunities for future environmental projects.  

For those who still wish to participate, the pledge can be viewed and filled out at https://tinyurl.com/gut6mc4.

Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs.  By supporting community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental equity, Sustainable Jersey is empowering communities to build a better world for future generations.  You can find more information at www.sustainablejersey.com

The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission was established to protect, develop or use natural resources, including water resources, located within the township. The Commission comments on and recommends plans to the Zoning Board, and it recommends plans and programs to the Planning Board for the development and use of open lands and wetlands. All the members volunteer their time on a variety of projects and tasks.

Keep up with the progress of the pledge and other Environmental Commission activities on the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission Facebook Page.